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Visual Arts Acquisitions and Commissions 2017 - Session 1

June 2017

The Cnap's Consultative Committee in charge of purchasing visual art works met on May 31 and June 1, 2017. The committee has a budget of €451,765 and agreed on the acquisition of 43 works by 23 artists or groups of artists.

Some 11 artists made their entry into the Fonds national d’art contemporain (French national contemporary art collection), a national collection that the Cnap adds to, conserves and circulates. The commission proved its willingness to look to the future in France through Anne Bourse, Claude Cattelain, Chourouk Hriech and Patrick Loughran, and abroad with Vanessa Billy, Adriana Minoliti and Ola Vasiljeva.

The variety of processes and means of expression - installations, painting, artists' books and formal works - show that the collection is open to all fields of contemporary creation. Davide Balula and Gregory Buchert were selected to develop the specific corpus of performance works.

The acquisition of pieces by Julien Audebert, Ingrid Luche and Lili Reynaud Dewar is proof of the close eye being kept on the French scene and strengthens the presence of these artists in public collections.

On the international front, the purchase of emblematic works by Caroline Achaintre, Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Ana Jotta and Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven reflects a desire to better represent these artists who are rarely, if ever, to be found in French institutions.

Pieces by Ronald Corneliessen, Esther Ferrer, Philippe Mayaux and Laurence Wiener enhance and update the existing monographic ensembles.

These works are destined to be loaned and placed in cultural institutions in France and abroad.

Dernière mise à jour le 20 Apr 2018

Bernadette, 2016


Tapis en laine tufté main
284 x 240 cm

Galerie Arcade

Mars & Vénus, phases d'opposition, 2016

Film numérique 35 mm, son couleur
Durée : 10'50"
1/5 + 2EA


Mimed Sculptures, 2016


Refresh, Refresh (rainbow squeeze), 2016

31 x 9 cm et 24 x 6 cm
Pièce unique

Galerie BolteLang

Les Fonds, 2017

Filet en nylon, résine, pigment

Galerie BolteLang

Dollars and Treble Keys, 2016

Ensemble de trois peintures
Huile sur toile, punaises, scotch, encre acrylique pour soie sur papier bristol découpé
160 x 510 cm


Brain , 2015

Livre d’artiste
Encre, stylo, feutre et scotch, impression laser ; reliure fil de coton et scotch faite à la main
27 x 22 cm


Rain, 2015

Livre d’artiste
Encre, stylo, feutre et scotch sur impression laser ; reliure "dos collé", fil de coton et scotch faite à la main
27 x 22 cm


Hidden Mag, 2015

Livre d’artiste
Encre, stylo,  feutre scotch sur impression laser ; reliure fil de coton à la main ; couverture plastique, autocollants
32 x 22,5 cm


Le Musée domestiqué (chapitre 1), 2013 - 2015

1h20 environ